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Tommy Holcomb, 2019 Silver Medal Award Recipient

It was my pleasure to present a long overdue honor at the Western Virginia American Advertising Awards to master jingle creator Tommy Holcomb. The event was held at the Market Building on March 1.  The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Media Award Program is a nationally  recognized award that honors men and women who have made outstanding Read More.

Topics: Blog, Advertising


Prologue: My favorite part of advertising is meeting new creative minds and sharing and solving problems. This year, I began to ask friends, colleagues, clients (past and present), and even competitors in healthcare marketing to “Take 3” and discuss trends they see developing, explore challenges, and discuss opportunities. Since I know this is asking a lot Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Business Intelligence, Research and Insights, Advertising

Horizontal Horror: What PR pros can learn from Instagram’s accidental update.

December 27, 2018. A day that will live on in Instagram infamy. At least for some irate users of the popular photo-sharing social media platform who woke up to find an update altering their Instagram news feed from a vertical scrolling, to a horizontal swiping layout. The horror! Although the update only lasted for a Read More.

Topics: Blog, Social Media, Public Relations, Content Marketing

The 2019 Obligatory Super Bowl Blog

If you are a fan of defensive football with a deep understanding of the cover two defense, you may have really enjoyed the Super Bowl. The problem is that the vast majority of people who watch the Super Bowl don’t want to see that stuff. They want exciting offensive plays, scores rolling up like a Read More.

Topics: Blog
healthcare marketing

Take 3 with Dean Browell: A Conversation on Healthcare Marketing Trends

This year I have been inspired by friends in a CEO peer group called CEO Stars. One of them is pretty famous for his work with national CMOs in AdAge – Drew Neisser. Drew’s work with CMOs really excites me, because my favorite part of this job is meeting new creative minds and sharing and solving Read More.

Topics: Blog, Business Intelligence, Research and Insights, Advertising, Brand Management

2018: Access Year in Review

Access had a great year in 2018. It’s always a great year when you get to do rewarding work for clients you admire. We developed more than a dozen websites for companies from a leading energy provider to a high-tech SAS developer to local nonprofits. We did ambitious branding projects for economic development agencies and Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Public Relations, Research and Insights, Advertising, Creative Design, Website Design, SEO/SEM